Wednesday, November 19, 2014
A mysterious plague that has killed off millions of starfish along the U.S. Pacific Coast since 2013 is now believed to be a virus that causes the creatures to melt, U.S. researchers said Monday.
Pay phones on New York City streets would become a thing of the past under a plan announced Monday that would replace them with stand-alone devices offering free Wi-Fi and nationwide phone calls as well as mobile phone charging capability.
Hollywood star Angelina Jolie said Tuesday she wanted her World War II epic “Unbroken,” which was filmed in Australia, to act as an antidote to the violence and hate in the world.
The trustee recovering money for thousands of Bernard Madoff's victims reached a half-billion-dollar settlement with two financial funds that invested with the Ponzi schemer, lifting the total amount raised for cheated investors to over US$10 billion.
Screwball comedy sequel “Dumb and Dumber To” confounded scathing reviews to top the North American box office on its debut in theaters this weekend, final figures showed Monday.
The deficit run up by the federal agency that insures pensions for about 41 million Americans has nearly doubled, to US$62 billion. And the agency says that without changes, ..................
Democrats seem ready to give House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi and the rest of their House leadership team another two years at the helm, even though the party lost seats in this month's elections.
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
The parents of slain US aid worker Peter Kassig said Monday they would try to "forgive" Islamic State jihadists who beheaded their son, calling for healing and prayer as they mourned their loss.
U.S. manufacturing output grew modestly in October, as autoworkers churned out fewer cars and trucks.
Thousands of Brazilians took part Sunday in Rio de Janeiro's 19th Gay pride parade, speaking out against homophobia in a country that has seen years of violence targeting the gay community.